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St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Nov. 19th, 24th Sunday after Pentecost / 23rd Sunday after Trinity

8am   Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67

Collect: O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness: Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Reader: Chris Maltby

Eucharistic Assistant: Beth Turner


Rector:                                    The Rev'd Sandra Fyfe



Deacon:                                  The Rev’d K. Ann Watson


Honourary Assistant:         The Rev’d Dr. V Bruce Matthews

Wardens:                               Ron Stuart, 902-542-4477

                                               Margaret Coghill, 902-678-9982

Director of Music & Organist: Dr. Michelle Boyd


Flower Convener                 Cathy Stewart, 902-542-5565

Administrative Assistant: Deborah MacDonald,


Sexton:                                    Peter Brown, 902-698-0414

Church Phone:                     902-542-2487


10am    Holy Eucharist, The Book of Alternative Services

The Gathering of the Community

       Processional Hymn     #606 There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

       The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

       The Gloria                                                             #702 Glory to God

       The Collect of the Day: O God, from whose abundance all gifts

and skills are lavishly bestowed: give us courage to use our talents as generously as you have given them, so that, being faithful to your purpose, we may share in your glory; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.


As the children depart for Sunday School we will sing,

Let There Be Peace On Earth (see insert)


The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

First Reading: Judges 4:1-7,  Jim Amos

Psalm 123

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11,  Dale Hennigar

Gradual Hymn   #601 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending

The Holy Gospel:  Matthew 25:14-30


The Apostles’ Creed, p. 189

The Prayers of the People, Kimberly Matheson

Confession and Absolution, p. 191

The Sharing of the Peace, p. 192  

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn                    #435 Take My Life, and Let It Be

Prayer over the Gifts, p. 393

Eucharistic Prayer #2, p. 196               #735 Holy, holy, holy…

The Lord’s Prayer,  p. 211

The Breaking of the Bread #2,   p. 212          #745 Lamb of God…

All are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a blessing. Gluten-free bread is available at the communion rail.

       Communion hymn:      # 56 I Am the Bread, the Bread of Life

       Duet: Panis Angelicus (César Franck) - Margaret Finlay & Ellen Torrie

Panis angelicus fit panis hominum; 

Dat panis caelicus figuris terminum:

O res mirabilis! manducat Dominum:

Pauper, pauper, servus, et humilis.


Bread of the angel host sent down from God above; 

Body of Christ our Lord in token of his love; 

O gift most wonderful! Christ as our sacrament:

Humble, lowly, all share his sacred feast.

Prayer after Communion, p.  393, followed by Doxology, p. 214

The Blessing

Announcements,   Ian MacDonald

       Closing Hymn                     #577 God of Grace and God of Glory

  The Dismissal


Psalm 123

To you I lift up my eyes, to you enthroned in the heavens.

As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, and the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to you, O Lord our God, until you show us your mercy.

Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy, for we have had more than enough of contempt,

too much of the scorn of the indolent rich, and of the derision of the proud.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.


Eucharistic Assistant: Murray Phillips

Greeters: John & Marie Patterson

      Counters: Diana Patterson & Elaine Slauenwhite

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the 10am service this week provided by Camille Herbin


Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Diocese of Uyo, Nigeria, the Diocese of Montréal, the parish of Yarmouth with Tusket, and Retired Clergy of the South Shore Region

·       Those in need of God’s healing grace: Arthur, Joan, Albert Jucker, Charlie, Mary, Christine, Tim, Jamie, Trevor, Sylvia

Desloges, Digger McDougall, Cal McMillan, Lyle Southam, Jack, Pam, Barclay, Cecil, Joanie, Marlene & John Reid, Pat Fice, Cameron, Jane, Doreen McKee, Kevan, Mary Funderburg, Diana Hart, Marian Sampson, Sheilagh Morton

& Gloria

Those who have departed this life and are at rest, remembering especially Denyse's Nelson's cousin: rest eternal grant to him O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. And the Jollymores & Nicolol's families.


SERVICES FOR Nov. 26th – PWRDF Sunday

8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)    10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS)

Guest speaker: Allie Colp, Diocesan Youth and Family Ministries Coordinator and member of the PWRDF Youth Council


Please note: On Sunday, December 3rd, there will be one combined service at 10am (BCP Holy Communion, with music) as we mark the start of the Advent Season (which also begins the new church year), and the launch of our 200th anniversary year. Following the service we will share in a potluck lunch. Cake and ice cream will be provided. If you are able, please bring a salad or main course item,

or rolls/bread or cheese or fruit to share.


A HUGE thank you to Vicki Harris for organizing another successful Plum Pudding baking to be sold at our Coffee Party.  Vicki we all know how much work you put into making the puddings and we are grateful to have someone like yourself at the helm.


Thank you to all those happy people who helped make 290 plum puddings!  What a team we are here at St. Johns!! This 55 year old tradition is something to be proud of.  Spread the word for one and all to buy their Christmas pudding at our Coffee Party



Mark these dates on your calendar

200th Anniversary pewter ornaments are going to be available for sale starting on November 26th at the Coffee Party! As well as at the Home Tour and after church services in December. Please speak with an Anniversary Committee member during coffee time to purchase. A lovely keepsake or gift for just $10! They are reasonably priced at $10.  Payment to be given at time of purchase- no IOU's please...



Mon., Nov. 20th, 12noon: ACW meeting,  finalizing details for our Coffee party.


Tues., Nov. 21st 10-11:30am or Weds., Nov. 22nd, 7-8:30pm: Bible Study: Who Is My Neighbour? Week TwoWhat if My Neighbour is My Enemy? We will explore the familiar story of the prophet Jonah (who ended up in the belly of a whale). Jonah was called by God to go to Nineveh to preach the possibility of forgiveness. Why does he resist so much? This week please read the Book of Jonah in advance (it’s just four chapters long!), with special attention on chapter 4.


Tues., Nov. 21st, 1pm, Wolfville Nursing Home: Holy Communion


Painting Class, Tuesdays, 7-9pm Ron Stuart is holding a painting class in the meeting space for 8 weeks. Contact Ron for more info at 902-542-4477. Signup sheet is at the back of the church.


Weds., Nov. 22nd, 2:30pm (time to be confirmed), Blomidon Court: Hymn Sing


Thurs., Nov. 23rd, 7pm: Parish Council meeting (time and location to be confirmed)


Fri., Nov. 24th, 11-11:45 am: Christian Meditation. We will meet at the Rectory this week.


St. John's ACW Coffee Party, Sat., Nov. 25th 10 am to 12 noon. Admission: $5. Featuring Home Baking, Fancy Work, ACW Plum Puddings. Storm Date: Sun. Nov. 26th, 2-4 pm


 Our Christmas Home Tour is Sat., Dec. 9th from 11-3.  Come share the holiday spirit by working in one of the historic homes or by welcoming folk to our church for some festive treats of the season.  Sign-up sheet is at the back of the church for workers as well as bakers for gingerbread (recipe provided).  Tell one and all about the tour to make it our most successful yet!  Please contact Vicki Harris for more information at 902-542-3421



Church & Community News

Waterville Stockings: We have been asked to donate items for six stockings for youth who will be at the Waterville Detention Centre over the Christmas season. To support this ministry, please take a tag from the tree at the back of the church and return your item by November 26th. Thank you for your generosity.


Rector’s Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Tues., 3:30-5pm    and will be off Saturday.


Holly Tea and Sale at Wolfville Baptist Church on Sat., Nov.18 from 2-4PM, lower hall. Wreaths will be available along with several sale tables. Come and enjoy sandwiches & fancy cakes. All welcome.


PWRDF CHRISTMAS CARDS are now in. Contact Helen Whidden at 902-542-5061 or if you haven’t received yours yet.